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Title: A Framework for Managing Irrigation Water Requirements under Climatic Uncertainties over Beed District, Maharashtra, India
Authors: Swain S.
Sharma I.
Mishra, Surendra Kumar
Pandey, Ashish
Amrit K.
Nikam V.
Ahmad S.
Murray R.
Published in: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2020: Water Resources Planning and Management and Irrigation and Drainage - Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2020
Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2020: Water Resources Planning and Management and Irrigation and Drainage
Abstract: The "water use efficiency" has become a familiar term amongst the researchers and policy makers around the globe. Water use efficiency is of paramount concern for India, as majority of population and land use are dedicated to agriculture. This paper presents a framework for assessing the water demand and irrigation requirements over Beed District (Maharashtra, India), which is notorious for frequent droughts and a very high number of farmer suicides. In this study, standardized precipitation index (SPI) was used to characterize the historical droughts over the district using the long-term rainfall records. Remotely sensed land use maps were obtained and detailed classification was carried out. Additionally, the crop water requirement over the area was estimated by CropWat 8.0 model. From the ground truth verification, it was concluded that the framework is fairly capable in estimating the agricultural water demand over the district. The results were validated for the year 1972, when the district faced a severe water deficit condition. The irrigation network in Maharashtra is ineffectual despite of having highest number of dams in the country. The proposed framework will help to boost the efficiency of agricultural water use and thus, effective planning and management of available water.
Citation: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2020: Water Resources Planning and Management and Irrigation and Drainage - Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2020, 2020, 1- 8. Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
URI: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482957.001
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/20027
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Keywords: Beed district
CropWat
Irrigation water requirements
Marathwada
SPI
Water use efficiency
Agricultural robots
Drought
Efficiency
Environmental management
Irrigation
Land use
Water resources exploration
Water supply
Agricultural water use
Crop water requirements
Detailed classification
Irrigation Networks
Irrigation requirements
Ir
ISBN: 9.78E+12
Author Scopus IDs: 57188574693
57216975825
55463271000
55851948174
57194656262
57216970359
Author Affiliations: Swain, S., Dept. of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Sharma, I., Dept. of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Mishra, S.K.,
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